Ukraine to open consulate general in Houston this year.

A new Consulate General of Ukraine in the United States will open in Houston, Texas, this year.

Such plans were announced by Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Volodymyr Yelchenko, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We will open a new consulate general in Houston this year. It was supposed to happen last year, but we were forced to postpone opening due to the pandemic," the diplomat said during an online conference organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council.

The Ambassador stressed that the increase in the number of Ukrainian missions in the US was aimed at taking care of the needs of Ukrainian citizens and businesses. In this regard, Yelchenko thanked the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council which is also making efforts in this area.

As reported, Volodymyr Yelchenko was appointed as the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States on January 6, 2020. He previously headed the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN. On February 25, 2021, the President of Ukraine appointed Oksana Markarova to the post of Ambassador to the United States.

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